American University Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(3.74 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 162 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 13,198 (7,909 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 45% part-time, 55% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $27,898
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2016

The program offers great opportunities and networking but I wish there were more financial aid for International students.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

Very intensive program with great opportunities for networking and job options.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2019

My program, International Training & Education at American University offers a small cohort of students -- 23 -- allowing for intimate discussions and for great support from the faculty and administration. Furthermore, I am in the Master's International Peace Corps program; a unique program that offers experience both domestically and internationally. Thus, between my experience with Peace Corps and the ITEP program, I have been provided with an immense opportunity to network, intern and work with great organizations. With all that said, my biggest complaint with American University is that is offers very little options for affordable housing for Graduate students. This makes it incredibly difficult to live a cost-effective lifestyle while attending AU. All in all, I feel that American University is a great institution, especially for Graduate students that are willing and able to take advantage of the many opportunities that DC has to offer.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: research resources, location, faculty knowledge, environment, internship opportunities, study abroad opportunities, and academic support Cons: lack of diversity, cost of living, cost of tuition
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

I am going to American University this Fall! I can't wait to start!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

I am very fortunate to be pursuing my MA in Journalism and Public Affairs in Broadcast at American University. The support of our faculty and staff is definitely a pro of the program. There's no way you won't succeed here because there are so many people you have rooting for you and in your corner for you to be the best journalist you're capable of being. You're definitely pushed beyond your own expectations to excel in every area of the field, but that's what sets us apart. We're prepared to be the best-to not be afraid to go against the norm of journalism, to tell a different story in an even better and more intriguing way. A con is definitely the cost of the program as most colleges and universities are in this day and age. However, there a some great resources to help alleviate some of the cost.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2018

Amazing professors, great campus, beautiful surrounding area, interesting courses and good reputation. I would highly recommend this school to others.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of the program is that it connects you to a wide network of potential employees and teammates. A con is that you may not be able to choose a specific teacher that you may want for a specific class.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2017

American University's Masters in Art History program is competitive and challenging. I feel that I will be a competitive job candidate after graduation. I feel that the school is too expensive, however, and more opportunities for scholarships and financial aid need to be available for graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Great school and location for those studying international affairs. There are a lot of opportunities to network and hear from leaders and professional in your field. Classes offered are interesting and engaging. Professors for the most part are fair, friendly, and non-intimidating.
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